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Dr. Victor Klimov

  Chemistry Division Scientist Victor Klimov Selected as Laboratory Fellow

Extracted from the LANL press release, by Kevin Roark

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 12, 2004 -- Recognizing the highest levels of scientific excellence at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Director G. Peter Nanos has named seven distinguished scientists as Laboratory Fellows. Recipients of the annual honor are technical staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in programs important to the Laboratory's mission, made significant scientific discoveries that lead to widespread use, or have been recognized as leaders in their fields both inside and outside of the Laboratory.

"The Fellows are one of the more important bodies at the Laboratory in terms of demonstrating and maintaining the scientific excellence of our institution," said Nanos. "Our newest Fellows represent the scientific brilliance of our entire technical staff, as well as the dedication to national security shared by all the men and women at the Laboratory. They are truly a distinguished group."

Among the Fellows for 2004 is Victor Klimov of Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chemistry Division. An internationally recognized solid-state physicist, Victor Klimov has produced groundbreaking research in the area of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum-dot photophysics. He has made seminal contributions to the field of quantum dots, both in time domain studies of ultra fast energy transfer and Auger processes, as well as in the development of the quantum dot laser. Klimov's research comprises an important cornerstone of the Laboratory's efforts in nanoscience and technology and he is a scientific thrust leader in the new Center for Integrated Nanotechnolgy. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. He, too, is a winner of the Los Alamos Fellows' Prize.

Laboratory Fellows are expected to continue to play an important scientific or technical role in the Laboratory and to contribute in significant ways to Laboratory programs and initiatives. Fellows are often called upon to provide critical analyses of significant issues affecting Laboratory programs and work force, particularly any highly technical issues. Only 2 percent of the Laboratory's current technical staff members can hold the title of "Fellow" at any one time.

Nominations were submitted to the members of the Laboratory Fellows Screening Committee, which reviewed the nominations and then submitted their recommendations to Director Nanos. The Director then selected these candidates for the honor.

ecurity Administration (NNSA) of the U.S. Department of Energy and works in partnership with NNSA's Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories to support NNSA in its mission.

Los Alamos develops and applies science and technology to ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce the threat of weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and terrorism; and solve national problems in defense, energy, environment and infrastructure.

To find out more about Dr. Klimov's work, visit the Quantum Dot web site.

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